Puget Sound Career 
Development Association

Welcome to the Puget Sound Career
Development Association (PSCDA)!

At our 2015/2016 Kick-off meeting on October 1, 2015, a group of twelve (12) past, present, and future PSCDA members gathered at Centerpoint to discuss the needs of our members and generate ideas for programming in the coming year.  

A sample of suggested topics/speakers included:

An Economist
Hiring Vets
Moving in and out of high tech

Career development in organizations
Young Professionals Meet-up

Encore Careers
What's New with Dependable Strengths?

A complete list of topics will be available at our November meeting.

The participants decided to continue as a working group to assist with PSCDA programming.

Mission of PSCDA

Founded in 1986, our mission is to provide our members unique and ongoing opportunities for learning, connecting with colleagues, and promoting themselves as career development professionals.

  • Professional development though our guest speakers, telemeetings, newsletters, and annual training conference.
  • Opportunities to promote your private practice such as advertising in our "Find a Counselor" directory.
  • Networking opportunities with area career development professionals through our website directories, meetings, and our annual networking dinner.
  • Access to our members-only job board, members forum and archive.


Our membership includes counselors, HR managers, career transition specialists, professional resume writers, academic advisors, corporate trainers, career consultants and career, life and executive coaches, in addition to those who are fascinated by the “world of work.”

Questions about this or any other event,  Please contact Angie Engel at 509-963-3841 .


Upcoming Events

Area Labor Outlook Offered by Regional Labor Economist, Dr. Anneliese Vance-Sherman


On Thursday, November 5 at North Seattle College, the Puget Sound Career Development Association will be hosting Washington State Regional Labor Economist, Anneliese Vance-Sherman, Ph.D.  Ms. Vance-Sherman will be offering her near and long-term outlook for the labor market in the Puget Sound Region.  Career development and human resource professionals who wish to be current on this topic as well as employers who are looking for guidance for their future growth initiatives will want to attend.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation. 
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Networking begins at 6pm; the program will run from 6:30 to 8pm.  Light appetizers will be provided.

Where: North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N, Seattle WA  98103
Room—Opportunity Center for Employment & Education (OCE&E).  Campus Map:

Cost: Free for PSCDA members and $10 for nonmembers.
Note:  Parking fees apply. $3

Anneliese Vance-Sherman is the labor market economist covering Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish and Whatcom Counties for the Employment Security Department (ESD). She has been with ESD for five years. Prior to state service, Anneliese was a visiting fellow at the Border Policy Research Institute at Western Washington University and taught courses in Economics, Geography and Management. She has a Ph.D. in Economic Geography and a Master’s Degree in Economics both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

Contact: Angie Engel

Puget Sound Career Development Association



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